Iranian missile strikes own ship: 19 dead

Iranian missile strikes own ship: 19 dead

An Iranian missile has accidentally struck an Iranian warship, Iran’s military announced in a statement on Monday.

19 sailors were killed and 15 others were injured when an Iranian warship was accidentally hit by a missile during a naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman.

"During an exercise on Sunday afternoon conducted by a number of naval vessels in the waters of Jask and Chabahar, the light support vessel Konarak had an accident," the statement published on the Iranian army's website said, announcing a total toll of "19 martyrs and 15 wounded".

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